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Housing plan on Commission’s slate

Plans for a major housing complex at Heavenly Ski Resort will be considered Tuesday by Douglas County commissioners.

Resort executives said the proposed 300-unit development on Kingsbury Grade is aimed at addressing Lake Tahoe’s shortage of affordable housing. It would be for the company’s seasonal employees and other Tahoe workers.

But even if commissioners agree with the plans in concept Tuesday, construction wouldn’t begin until about five years. Plans call for the complex to be built in phases over several years.

”There’s obviously a need for seasonal housing and we want to work closely with the county in seeing this is provided,” said Andrew Strain, Heavenly’s director of planning.

Strain said the ski resort also has contacted Stateline casinos to see if the project could address their employee housing needs, too.

-Staff and wire reports

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